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-- -- -- -- -- -- Say they have the perfect learning tool for teens and -- in the -- the next wave of great fashion designers and -- -- Ladies you're pitching to Wayne Rogers and running -- your idea or your business and what you -- go ahead.
Well being in fashion at the hottest -- how every now it's the equivalent of being a rock star in the eighties everybody wants to be the next big name and fox and and really if your teen who is interested in this industry there's no real outlet trio.
And that is where fashion you see university comes into play a fast -- university is a series of educational course things.
That are fourteens with a passion for fashion.
Our courses are taught by an -- professionals.
That will not only help them cultivate their creativity and their talent but really given their first hand knowledge and experience.
In this industry so they can go beyond the reality of shows lake.
Project Runway into the reality of the real world a faction and see what it's like to be a fashion designer or.
If he argue for.
This is the first -- they can take to make their dreams a fashion come true.
Running to your question this guy talks on the.
About yeah I you know we have declined filled we have LI -- M&F IT their homes are constantly coming in next.
For tourism lectures and we worked carefully with them we do programs within internships and things like that.
At and what they're really interested in is learning the business but -- what's gonna happen with that knowledge.
Will they be able to have the job.
Numbers -- they -- -- these high school students that you're dealing with.
So they didn't wanna go from from you're from a regular high school.
Taking your course is going to a fashion institute in -- light -- something like that and then getting a job so the -- working for them is important.
I read in in your in your background that it's going to be 600 dollars to -- for the course which may be a lot for high school student in this environment I'm not sure about that.
But the question is can you get some of the major corporations that DFs and -- those large companies to participate.
In terms of -- -- you're looking for investors but the idea of getting seven -- companies to put up 50000 dollars apiece.
And and and do seminars and really not only when you're teaching these kids in your own premises.
But to do special events for them in in these companies so that they getting exposed.
In the actual company as well as what you're teaching in the classroom.
-- you absolutely can get these companies onboard because.
The -- of of the fashion industry.
You know they need to get this experience before they go off to college their parents are going to be willing to pay.
The 600 dollars because it's a lot better than paying 55000 dollars to go to Parsons and find out.
We'll wait this is more hobby not an actual career that it -- -- -- and we look at them on board just lake the morning low learning annex has gotten.
Many high a -- high profile people in them operation they they do phenomenal yeah and that's kind of what we wanted to be the learning annex.
Four for -- fashion industry passionate every.
Saying around -- so photography illustration to Hillary design.
Have you celebrity wardrobe person.
And then also we we -- hat and -- from several publishing house says.
Brands and oh I've had over 32 emails from different people in the business that want to teach classes and what -- terrorists so it's actually really exciting we see you see it being really that.
And I -- in reading what you put out I thought that I I really providing internship opportunities and student home.
We'll help you dramatically in bringing in the 600 dollars per person.
And I have to think it's a very realistic.
Price and it's you know -- now parents want to give others their kids every possible opportunity to get ahead in life.
And this is just one more opportunity if you want -- be -- dancer you go to a dance academy.
If you want to be a soccer player you join a soccer team if you wanna be a fashion designer Ian fashion industry where you got.
And now with -- university you can come to us and work hands on an infinite.
-- -- With people that are still working in the industry -- their own businesses.
That are -- aspects of this industry that kids might not even know exactly some.
Will be taken them to Fashion Week.
To a couple of different shows we've had opportunities that the dot designers have opened there shows for us to bring them I'm -- field trips and -- some.
And and it may not be a bad idea to go back to the basics of what it's like in grammar school.
When a parent accompanied a child on a trip to the -- were were kayaking or something and can actually.
If you've got eight weeks or can we -- would -- -- the curriculum is.
To invite that student to bring one of their parents to one of the sessions -- may be an interesting thing and stimulating even more.
Well Wayne you're an investor.
Have been for decades they want a 150000.
Dollars can you give them guidance on.
That amount of money too much too little bank -- at this point because you've started spent too well well -- that's true but.
A you know without looking at the business plan and seeing what you're projecting going forward and in the details of that -- no I couldn't I would I would be crazy to but.
But when you say is that amount the right amount you never know really what the right amount -- but if you.
-- -- Little -- by fear if you think it's a 150 race 300 it just has -- rule of thumb because you your always gonna underestimate what you think the cost of this is going to be.
Do you actually hit on something now.
When you look at the business plan and -- -- investor -- that this is that they are radical they're coming to you for money what do you need to see from them.
In terms that there does that what's written with on the page and the way they -- I.
Think the most important thing in many businesses the management so you go to one and of their background and all about that what experience -- -- have they done this before if they haven't what.
What do they expect going for that kind of thing that's the first thing I think you can look at.
You go look at the marketing you gonna look at their financial projections to see -- -- put together a business plan that makes sense does this have some.
Basis in reality is -- based on something there's already been done is it based on something -- how much of that as an experiment.
What are they doing in the marketing and to sell this and have they tested it.
For example running and I do -- whenever we try to think that we think about -- you know these -- appear and you know what you think.
You wanted to test that -- before you go you're not gonna buy.
And you know two million dollars -- -- -- -- did you say is the that comes back to the customize.
A -- tracing the loved this dress -- -- love this dress if you'll love this dress.
Then I might go and say let's do ten of this -- and various sizes or whatever the hell it is that we gonna have to invest it.
Before we go forward all of those kind of questions -- what you it.
How many students do you have now.
Right now we have about fifteen students each went looking pretty -- to keep it around twenty so we have little bit of room left for our winter -- And then we're gonna get ready to watch for the spring and then really are big.
A big season if you well is going to be this summer we can -- summer camps when kids are out of school they're looking for activities to dale and often didn't you.
Weekend intensive so it's not just for the Tracy area they can get groups together come up for the weekend and really have an intensive way if with high profile clash and were you doing this we actually have it design studio in the heart and the garment district of around 37 and eighth avenue.
Quinn is in the studio with us so -- -- both there every day working hands -- we have a fashion business Catholic Church -- And playing is the head of -- she ink.
We we have they're going to be in Arsenio immersed in a design.
Location show room right in the heart of where everything is happening mood is to do ours found we have a factory.
Four up from us so.
They're kind of NAFTA daddy to have so -- really extreme thing hands on.
Have you designed a hey if you forgive the expression and I'll I'll explain this but if you designed a curriculum -- Absolutely yeah -- absolutely we have a syllabus -- out it's not on our website because of course you know protector intellectual property but.
We have a syllabus that the lay out we you know from my class for fashion -- one -- one I wanna make sure that the students really start to learn how to.
Gather inspiration how to sketch how to put their ideas together and make a collection and and and -- inspired how they can keep a journal so they can -- Almost like art diary and and went up lots of me and they didn't credit towards high school credits or words it's not right now that -- -- -- -- wealthy well not at the moment and I got.
I think also through this program -- only people making intern went and I know a lot of seniors need to have that for their credit they so they will make really great contacts -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Then.
And Terry final words of -- -- southern that didn't think translator -- grub down about translate -- I I I think.
The support of the industry is really gives you credibility.
It in you know the the Liz Claiborne -- of the world -- -- the Donna -- of the world the Ralph -- of the world court always looking for young talent.
And and and the young talent stems from what you're doing so the more support you can get from them in terms of of of their teaching coming in to teach they keep people coming in.
Internship programs with -- gives you credibility in going after the high schools are on the Internet.
-- FaceBook Korda or however you going out to reach the your potential client there.
But the credibility of that third party endorsement to -- this curriculum is great.
These women are great we recommended and our people participate -- -- that's really that's the credibility factor.
I think you know listen that's a good idea if you can get them into coming in and do -- -- -- once we have it we have got to have.
Oh yeah we -- Erekat we haven't thought about where you know with the individual businesses we have a lot of practice already and we -- a lot of top people.
On the support us XEC one and -- has -- her -- that's ten -- so we do have these people behind assembly when fat.
We have a lot of people approaching us in this industry that really wanna give back if we were on the toward him -- along what.
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